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I heard it takes seven years to digest a maraschino cherry is this true?

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September 09, 2007 3:25PM

If you accidentally swallow a completely indigestible tiny object, it will pass through in your stool. How would a cherry remain in your digestive tract for that long? This kind of story may come from the fact that maraschinos appear to be all preservative and artificial coloring, and no cherry.